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Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm EST
hearing scheduled at the same time. >>> rosa parks made history in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white person and move to the back of the bus. today, a statue of parks arrived at the us capital. it's the first full-sized statue in the capital's collection of more than 180 statues. earlier today, i spoke to the sculptor who created this piece of art and tried to get him to share a few details about what we can expect. >> she looks beautiful. everybody's going to love her. she looks like rosa parks, and she's in a pose that's, i don't think, will surprise anybody, but it does have a little -- there's a little something different that i don't think people have seen before. >> and the reason he can't share much is because they're trying to save it all for wednesday's unveiling ceremony. but according to the architect at the capital's office, the statue is bronze with a black granite base. all together, it's 9 feet tall and weighs 2700 pounds. >>> more to come about the shooting spree on the las vegas strip. >> later on the news edge, metro bus drivers are used to passengers
Feb 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
. >>> today the nation remembers civil rights icon rosa parks. she would have turned 100 years old. the post office is honoring parks with a forever stamp, parks widely known for her arrest in 1955. she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in montgomery, alabama. parks later move to michigan where she died in 2005. >>> wow, this viral video by a 1st grader from modern day school in bethesda very popular. last week the school made a deal with the kids if anyone made a foul shot, the entire school would get the day off. the 1st grader was the last student to try and he got nothing but net. >> oh, wow, what a hero. >> the varsity high school team is already going all right, we got tabs on that guy. >>> none of these kids have had much in the delay of snow days, a couple two hour delays, so they've got to be grateful for. this i don't think there will be delays tomorrow in most areas. >> i hear them all going darn. >> maybe washington county where they had some measurable snow tonight. this thing kind of fizzled out and dried up, a lot of dry air in place. i don't think it's going
Feb 21, 2013 10:00pm EST
building. wednesday february 27th at the u.s. capitol the late civil rights icon rosa parks will become the first african american woman ever honored with a statue in statuary hall. the ceremony and unveiling begins at 11 a.m. thursday, february 28th, the house committee on education and welfare holds hearings on school standards and whether schools are doing enough to measure teacher performance at 9 a.m. in the rayburn building room 2175 and on friday, march 1st, at nasa headquarters nasa's aeronautics advisory committee will hold hearings on the spread of unmanned aircraft systems by civilians in united states at 8:30 a.m. at 300e street southwest and that's your capital rundown for the week of february 25th , 2013. you can find more on and reach us on twitter with #capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. we'll see you next week. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
into statuary hall and stopped for a moment at the rosa parks statue which will -- which is there in statuary hall in a very prominent space, jesse jackson jr. was the person responsible for getting the funds for that and making that a reality. >> so was he an effective congressman? >> he was a very effective congressman for his district. there isn't a great legislative legacy, but sitting on the appropriations committee, a powerful committee, he almost got a third airport for chicago and he surely had a safe seat. the figure when you said $750,000, in 2010 i know that the figures he raised $795,000 it turns out that he spent it all. everything that was raised was spent on personal grandizement and this is a safe seat. he didn't have to spend any money. he got in the 90 percentile, you know, figures when he ran, the lowest percentage ever 76%. so everything was up. he had that seat to keep for life. >> now he's facing a lot of time behind bars. mark, thank you. let's throw it back to brian in the studio. >>> up next an arrest after an explosion at a virginia sub shop. >> plus an olympian accu
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